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. thanks, tahman. >>> gun control, of course, is a top priority for the president. mr. obama took his message on the road yesterday, with a visit to a minneapolis police station. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: the central component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we've identified gaping holes in the background checks. it's really become what is america's dirty little secret about these background checks. >> reporter: last year, there were nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the d
ginnis in washington, thank you. >>> well the white house says president obama will travel to israel this spring. it will be from obama's first trip to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. his proposal to deal with the so-called sequester includes a revenue increase. it's getting a frosty welcome by congressional republicans though. danielle nottingham has that story. >> reporter: president obama is calls for massive across-the-board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal th
programs between iran and north korea stkwrao vicinitying. thank you. great to have you both today. thank you for your expertise. jon: the obama administration is set to take drastic new steps to tackle a growing security threat. what the administration has planned and what it could mean for your online safety. plus, new fears that terror group hezbollah may be targeting the united states. the latest on that in a live report next. i'm serious, we compare our direct rates side by side to find you a great deal, even if it's not with us. [ ding ] oh, that's helpful! well, our company does that, too. actually, we invented that. it's like a sauna in here. helping you save, even if it's not with us -- now, that's progressive! call or click today. no mas pantalones! jenna: "happening now" sources are telling fox the obama administration is weighing tougher action on cyber security preparing a new threat assessment in the wake of some of these high profile incidences that we've been talking to you a lot about, including this recent attack on the energy department. also there is some other attacks
watching every minute of this. we thank gio benitez. >>> and of course, the story is another headline about gun violence. and today, president obama traveled to minneapolis to raise pressure for gun legislation. here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road today. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: central component of the president's new plan is kwooifring virtually anybody buying a gun is a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. 36-year-old andrew engeldinger went on a rampage at this sign store after he was fired. shooting and killing six employees. according to his parents, he was mentally ill and refused treatment. here's the thing. he legally bought his gun here after passing a background check. >> our son struggled for years with mental illness. in the last few
much for coming in. >> thanks, wolf. thanks for having me. >>> president obama losing his voice. we're going to explain. that's next. >>> the man behind so many of the president's most memorable lines is leaving. our white house correspondent brianna keilar has more now. john favreau. >> reporter: president obama is losing his voice, his chief speech writer, john favreau, is leaving the white house. favs, as he's known around the west wing, has helped write almost every speech since he was a senator. >> the will and the determination of the american people that change this country. yes, we can. >> reporter: from his first run for president. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together. >> reporter: to obama's november acceptance speech in chicago. favreau was seen working on it in this official white house photo as he was awaiting mitt romney's concession call. he collaborated in all of the state of the union addresses including the one he is set to give next week. favreau met obama in 2004 while he was a 23-year-old staffer on john kerry's presidential campaign. >> out
for that little guy. all right. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, as always, tahman. >>> also, in other news this morning, an increasing number of lawmakers are expressing concern of the obama administration's use of drone strikes. the concern stems from new evidence on how much authority the administration believes it has to kill suspected terrorists, even if they're american citizens. abc's jon karl reports. >> reporter: a newly disclosed justice department document say american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, quote, an informed high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the document says it, quote, does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terror attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies, essentially, a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia ta
. in baltimore bob barnard, fox 5 news. >> thank goodness for that insurance policy, right? >>> coming up next tonight the presidential pitch to the public, president obama hits the road pushing for tighter gun control laws. >> and later tonight a followup to a fox 5 investigation. we told you about to expire retardant chemicals in some couches. now new concerns over other products in your home. [ woman ]  ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> president obama headed to minneapolis today for a roundtable on gun laws. the national discussion goes in the wake of the newtown school shooting and several smaller incidents since then, but the impasse still seems to be about privacy rights versus gun right
risk factors. >> doctor, thank you for being on. appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> theres a lot more happening tonight, deb feyerick joins us with a 360 news bulletin. >> president obama is directing the justice department to release classified documents to justice, justifying the targeted killing of americans. it follows secrecy surrounding the country's drone program. >>> police in texas releasing a tape of the # 11 call that led to the arrest in the murder of decorated navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle. the chilling call coming from the sister of eddie ray routh after the shooting. >> my brother came by here, i was -- [ bleep ] he told me he's committed a murder. >> hold on -- >> i'm terrified for my life. >>> the boy scouts of america, delaying today's vote on lifting its ban on gay members and leaders until may. last month the boy scouts announced they were considering changing their rules. >>> after weeks of suspense, the makers of monopoly revealing its newest game piece, the cat. the games fans chose it over other options like a robot and diamond ring. to make room for the new
has another reason to celebrate. his 6th birthday is tomorrow. back to you. >> great. thank you very much, teresa garcia in midland city, alabama. >>> four members of the house, two republicans and two democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara mergener reports, the president is asking for the public's help to get congress to take action. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road. sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department, pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he's also trying to reach minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to b
love that theeter. it's a great theater. thank you, richard shift. he's been on our show and done a little prep for the play. when we return, let me finish with a victory for president obama and the roman catholic faith on the issue of birth controlment they fou. they found a way to work together. this is what i call high-level politics. horsepower and class-leading 38 mpg highway... advanced headlights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $199-per-month lease on the 2013 nissan altima. ♪ for the things you can't wash, freshen them with febreze. febreze eliminates odors and leaves a light, fresh scent. febreze, breathe happy. and leaves a light, fresh scent. but that doesn't mean i don't want to make money.stor. i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares f
. barbara, thank you. >>> the republicans have picked a rising star to respond to president obama's state of the union address next week. marco rubio will give the response in both english and spanish. the house speaker john boehner says rubio carries the party's banner in a way few others can. so does that mean he can also be the standard bearer in 2016? john king is here in "the situation room." john, how significant is this development? >> it's very significant. you mentioned he's a rising star. here's one of the reasons that it's significant. they announced this not only in english but in spanish as well. you mentioned 2016. marco rubio is thinking about 2016. but mitch mcconnell, the house speaker john boehner, they made this choice. sometimes there's a little bit of a debate, who should we choose. they said there was no debate. they think he's the right messenger at this time. they think he helps the republican party, wolf, in 2013 and 2014 begin, what they concede, is a very complicated and rebuilding process. number one, they think he's a good communicator. number two, he will tal
's. >> thank you so much for all of your updates. >> 19 minutes after the hour. let's bring you up to speed with the top stories. president obama hits the road trying to sell his 35-point plan to battle gun violence. minneapolis is already on board with many of his plans. and still buzzing about this picture of the president at camp taeufd. he released it to silence those about shooting skeet. >> the group's executive vice president wayne la pierre saying the president wants to take away america's guns. things got a little testy when he suggested that the president believed his children deserved armed security while others tonight. >> it wasn't picking on the president's kids. they're safe and we're all thankful for it. >> they do not face the threat that most face. tell that to newtown. do you think the president's children are the target of children in america? i think it's ridiculous and i think you know it. >> he went on to say he doesn't think checks will probably never happen. >>> first up from the new york daily news, former president pays tribute to a former may. bill clinton will d
, thanks for the latest entertainment headlines watch a.j. tonight on hln. >>> 50 minutes past the hour, time to check top stories. president obama pushing immigration reform today, he'll meet with leaders of labor unions and progressive groups like the naacp, separately he will meet in the afternoon with a dozen business leaders, including those from goldman sachs, yahoo and coca-cola. king richard iii's newly discovered skull has been used to recreate or actually create this 3-d model of his face. and this comparison image you can see the bust on the right it's pretty darn similar to richard's painted portrait on the left. isn't that strange how that happened. dna tests confirm human remains found under a parking lot in britain are those of the king. officials at the boy scouts of america headquarters in dallas, texas have a lot of reading today. a group of scouts and leaders delivered more -- delivered 1.4 million signatures on lots and lots of petitions, they are hoping the organization will vote this week, actually wednesday, to end the national policy banning gays. that's our talk
. >> this was a tough go. we will keep following them. thank you. >> the white house igniting a huge controvercy we this photo of president obama skeet shooting. what is it? we will talk about it with a top adviser standing by to join us in "the situation room". >> president obama brought his push for new gun control to minneapolis calling for a comprehensive package to steps. growing doubt and one of the steps he is seeking can be passed by congress. an assault weapons ban. and dan pfiefer, the senior adviser to the president is joining us right now from minnesota. thanks very much for coming in. >> thanks for having me, wolf. >> everyone thinks that the president's recommendation and a lot of democrats like to ban the military style weapons that doesn't have the votes in congress right now. are you ready to continue to push for it or are you giving up on it? >> we are going to continue to push for the package of initiative that is the vice president presented from banning assault weapons to background checks to ensuring that people have better access to mental health to giving schools better oppo
for us today, catherine. thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. jon: right now high stakes negotiations underway in washington of the president obama sitting down with top business and union leaders to talk about immigration reform and a possible guest worker program. meantime down the street on capitol hill the house judiciary committee holding its own hearing on immigration. joining us now to talk about all this, a.b. stoddard, associate editor and columnist for "the hill." the president you point out missed an opportunity or a deadline really to put forward his budget. what's he doing instead? >> well, he's going to make remarks today on the sequestration, the cuts that were enacted in the summer of 2011 in what was called the budget control act which never actually ultimately controlled the budget. those cuts were set to take effect at the end of the year and they have now been pushed off in the fiscal cliff new year's eve deal for two months and they're set to go online for march 1. he will suddenly turn around in february and ask the congress with less than a month to go to come u
. speaker boehner noted last year's obama budget got no votes even from democrats in the senate. guys, back to you. >> steve: all right, thank you very much. now other headlines. terrifying moments at a circus. onlookers watched in horror as an american trainer was killed by a bengal tiger. it happened in mexico. the tiger lunged at the man and pinned him to the ground. it's believed the tiger was killed as crews tried to save the trainer. >> gretchen: horrible. pakistan planning to build an amusement park in the city where u.s. forces killed osama bin laden? sky news reports construction will cost nearly $30 million and take about eight years. work set to begin next month. officials say it's all to boost tourism. brian? >> brian: my life was saved by bubble wrap. yep. a construction worker fell 30 feet off a building. he fell 30 feet into a pile of bubble wrap. scaffolding at the construction site is wrapped in it. the worker apparently got stuck in the bubble wrap and did have to be cut up. can you imagine the bang as he hit the ground? >> steve: absolutely. he's lucky. should we wrap you
. this is killing people intentionally and the obama administration thinks that's just fine under these circumstances. the same people who were so mad about what president bush was doing. >> this is not going anywhere. jeff toobin, thank you. tom juneau, thank you, both, very much. >> thanks for having me. >>> and this one today, olympic skier lindsey vonn took a frightening tumble in this championship race in europe. and then she caught a ride, look at this, from a helicopter. talk about dramatic. here she goes to safety. lindsey vonn, the face of women's skiing, dangling precariously here by a rope from this medevac helicopter. lindsey vonn, on her way to a hospital in austria, where doctors say she suffered some sort of serious knee injury. let's go to london and talk more about this with cnn's christina mcfarland. what happened? >> well, for anyone that might have seen the video earlier of the crash, brooke, it really was horrific. she seemed to buckle on her right knee as she was going down the super g race, just as she came over a jump. and had to be airlifted to hospital. s
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